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Nap Time For Puppies

 

When it’s time to go to sleep at night, my dogs are pretty consistent. Butterfly sleeps on my bed, with her ducky under her chin, and a towel under her, because she makes such a mess with her chewies. Cricket sleeps on Grandma’s bed, guarding her from the night monsters. If necessary, she curls up on Grandma’s head to ward off bad dreams.

But during the day, the girls can sleep almost anywhere.

As a puppy, Cricket could fit herself into some pretty strange places.

Upside down Footstool

Upside down Footstool

Suitcase

Suitcase

Between Two cabinets

Between Two cabinets

On Grandma's Foot

On Grandma’s Foot

She could sleep in her bed

Cricket's puppy sized bed

Cricket’s puppy sized bed

Or out of it.

Not quite her bed

Not quite her bed

As she got older, she found other places to sleep.

Under the computer

Under the computer

On Grandma's Lap

On Grandma’s Lap

In Her Big Girl Bed

In Her Big Girl Bed

When Butterfly first came home, she was afraid to relax and let her guard down. She would get so tired, but still refuse to lie down, so she would start to fall asleep sitting up. She would wobble form side to side, her eyes flickering open and closed, and finally, she would slide down to the floor in defeat.

The Sitting Sleeper and her guardian

The Sitting Sleeper and her guardian

She’s more comfortable now, sleeping in her own bed.

In Her Bed, with her guardian nearby

In Her Bed, with her guardian nearby

Unless Cricket has usurped her bed.

This is NOT Cricket's bed

This is NOT Cricket’s bed

Even then, she Butterfly still has plenty of sleeping options.

Fallen Cow Pose

Fallen Cow Pose

Head on Hands Pose

Head on Hands Pose

Curled in a Ball Pose

Curled in a Ball Pose

One Leg Hooked onto the Bed Pose

One Leg Hooked onto the Bed Pose

 

But my favorite is when they are both worn out from a long walk outside and they are fast asleep in their beds at the same time.

And I can relax.

 

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About rachelmankowitz

I am a fiction writer, a writing coach, and an obsessive chronicler of my dogs' lives.

114 responses »

  1. My favorite thing in the whole world is to nap with my dogs! I have three Pomeranians. It’s raining outside right now – a perfect Sunday! I’m curled up with a book and all three furry friends next to me (Winnie, Boobear and Tebow). Like your Cricket, my Tebow sleeps above my head and wards off the dream monsters! And I thought I was the only one who had this immense safeguard!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    • The best naps are when it’s raining and everyone piles in together for warmth. Cricket is teaching Butterfly how to climb on top of me and keep me immobilized for their comfort.

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  2. Cute pictures 🙂

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  3. Such cute pictures! You inspire me to take more pictures of my puppy!

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  4. I have just tweeted this post, and the new one about the Dog Beds 🙂

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